Shafi Goldwasser joins Lab for Nuclear Security and Policy

Shafi Goldwasser joins Lab for Nuclear Security and Policy
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CSAIL researcher Shafi Goldwasser recently joined the team at The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering's Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy (LNSP), which just received $3.2 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration to support research that could revolutionize the verification of international arms-control treaties.

The system is a physics manifestation of interactive zero-knowldge proofs, a mathematical concept invented by Goldwasser (and for which she received the 2012 Turing Award).

Asked about the project, Goldwasser said, “This is very exciting for me! I have been waiting 30 years to see the ideas behind interactive and zero-knowledge proofs applied to problems outside the realm of mathematics and digital information.”

Read more at MIT News and the LNSP website.